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A non-caloric natural sweetener that can make cancer therapy using magnetic nano particles more efficient: Experts

New Delhi/IBNS: Stevioside (STE), isolated from the leaves of Honey yerba and widely used as the non-caloric natural sweeteners, can sweeten our lives in more ways than one, say scientists.

Digital tools being used to track people as never before, warns UN rights chief

New York/IBNS: The internet and new digital tools are being manipulated as never before to infringe on people’s right to free assembly, the UN’s top rights official said on Thursday, in a call for a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology during peaceful demonstrations.

European and Chinese variants of coronavirus most found in India

Kolkata/ IBNS: A Zoological Survey of India study has revealed  mainly two variants of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) virus from China and Europe are most active in India among the 198 variants of the pathogen identified in the country, said a Hindustan Times report.

ISRO congratulates NASA and SpaceX over their manned mission

Bengaluru/UNI:  Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday congratulated NASA and SpaceX for their manned mission and termed it as ''historic''.

SpaceX-Nasa Mission: Astronauts on historic mission enter space station

Washington/UNI: US astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on Monday docked with, and entered, the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA, SpaceX create history with launch of two astronauts from US soil into Earth's orbit in a decade

Florida/IBNS: Ushering in a new era in space travel, a SpaceX spacecraft carrying two NASA astronauts headed into outer space, the first in nearly a decade, from Florida's Kennedy Space Center in the United States on Saturday.

Top Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli says new discovered viruses are 'just tip of iceberg' 

Beijing/IBNS: A noted Chinese virologist, who is famous for her work on researching coronavirus in bats, said the new discovered viruses are  'just the tip of the iceberg'.

IIT Guwahati develops low-cost UVC light-based disinfectant box

Guwahati/IBNS: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati research team has developed a low-cost UVC light-based disinfectant box for disinfecting disposable medical accessories like gloves, masks etc. along with disinfecting the household wastes before going to the community bins.

Scientists find hot gas bridge between two galaxy clusters

Washinton/IBNS: Several hundred million years ago, two galaxy clusters collided and then passed through each other. This mighty event released a flood of hot gas from each galaxy cluster that formed an unusual bridge between the two objects. This bridge is now being pummeled by particles driven away from a supermassive black hole.

Chinese scientists discover natural supercritical carbon dioxide

Qingdao/Xinhua/UNI: Chinese scientists identified bubbles from some hydrothermal vents in the western Pacific Ocean as supercritical carbon dioxide, and this is the first time that natural supercritical carbon dioxide has been discovered on Earth.

Theaflavin in black tea inhibits COVID-19, increases immunity: Studies

Kolkata/UNI: As the International Tea Day is nearing, it is now widely discussed whether Tea, the Wellness Drink, as many researchers claim, is potential enough to keep COVID-19 at bay.

Sewage water can help detect asymptomatic cases of COVID-19: Reports

New Delhi/ IBNS: A group of scientists in the United States is testing sewage water to detect hidden cases of novel coronavirus, a CNN report said.

COVID-19: Death toll touches 559 in India

New Delhi/IBNS: The death toll due to COVID-19 in India touched 559 on Monday, as per the latest government figures released.

Space tourists will get unique chance to celebrate new year 2022 in orbit

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Two space tourists who will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) on board the Russian Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft in late 2021 will have a unique opportunity to celebrate New Year in orbit, officials said on Monday.

Earth-size, habitable zone planet found hidden in early NASA Kepler data

Washington/IBNS: A team of transatlantic scientists, using reanalyzed data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, has discovered an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in its star's habitable zone, the area around a star where a rocky planet could support liquid water.